37 St. Thomas Aquinas - Theologians & Scholars
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Born about 1225, Thomas became known as "The Light of the Church". His two great works, "Summa Contra Gentiles" and "Summa Theologia" are still considered to be great books of the western world. Thomas studied with Albert the Great, a Dominican monk centuries ahead of his time in Astronomy and Chemistry. Thomas received a doctorate. Thomas believed in "natural law", this is where the prohibition on abortion and contraception derives from in the church. As a man who had written all his life, he was suddenly silenced in 1272 when he received a revelation of which he said, "The end of my labours is come. All that I have written appears to be so much straw after the things that have been revealed to me".
St. Thomas’ words:
"You cannot be what I am not,' my Lord once said to me."
"Nothing in existence is turned away."
"The end of my labors is come. All that I have written appears to
be so much straw after the things that have been revealed to me."